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West Branch tax levy back on ballot

BELOIT — West Branch residents will see on the May ballot the same tax levy that failed in November. The school board Thursday night unanimously agreed to place on the ballot the .5 percent earned income tax for five years. Earned income includes wages, salary, net earnings on self ...

Washingtonville water tower a big concern

WASHINGTONVILLE — The village water tower is a big concern going into 2019, Mayor Herman Frank said recently. “The main thing in the spring is we have to get that tower inspected and that will determine what we’re going to need,” he said, wondering aloud about its total replacement ...

ODOT handles first of what may be many white nights

“It’s like making ice cream, like when you were little.” That is the analogy Ohio Department of Transportation plow driver Gregg Carver Homeworth used when he was talking about knowing how much salt to spread on the road depending on what type of precipitation was falling. The first ...

College brewing up new recipe for hospitality success

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daytona State College is brewing up the only program of its kind in Florida: one in which the classroom is a pub, and the froth-filled lessons, a recipe for success. In January, the college will offer a 30-credit hospitality beverage science associate of science ...

A passion for collecting

Why not start a collection this year? It’s fun and encourages healthy exercise and family outings. It creates new friendships and sometimes a lucky find brings money. Bottles can be found in stores, house sales and even dug up from old dumps. There are thousands of bottle collectors who go ...

‘The Widows’ is intriguing debut by Jess Montgomery

“The Widows: a Novel” (Minotaur), by Jess Montgomery The atmosphere of an old-fashioned Western permeates this intriguing debut that mixes workers’ rights, corruption, Prohibition and women’s rights set in the harshly stark Appalachian Ohio coal-mining country during ...

SCHOOL NOTES

Submitted photo The Mahoning Valley Manufacturers’ Coalition (MVMC) recently donated $1,000 to the Drug Free Team at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center (CCCTC). The MVMC represents businesses that are looking to hire well-trained, well-qualified employees and students who ...

SCHOOL NOTES

Submitted photos Edison Local High School senior Cassidy Neeley will receive the $4,000 Early Admission Grant from Ohio Valley College of Technology in East Liverpool. Neeley is enrolled in the dental assisting program. She will begin classes in the fall of 2019. Shown with Neeley is Edison ...

SCHOOL NOTES

Submitted photos Edison Local High School senior Kayla Habbit will receive the $4,000 Early Admission Grant from Ohio Valley College of Technology in East Liverpool. Habbit is enrolled in the medical assisting program. She will begin classes in the fall of 2019.

SCHOOL NOTES

Submitted photo Ethan Corbin, a first grader at Wellsville’s Garfield Elementary in Mrs. Hackney’s class, brought in his pet hedgehog Mocha for show and tell.